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By Ichiro Sunagawa

ISBN-10: 0511113455

ISBN-13: 9780511113451

ISBN-10: 0521841895

ISBN-13: 9780521841894

How do crystals nucleate and develop? Why and the way do crystals shape any such big range of morphologies? those questions were posed because the 17th century, and are nonetheless very important for contemporary expertise and realizing the Earth's inside and formation of minerals by means of residing organisms. together with a variety of case stories of complicated platforms, from diamond, calcite and pyrite to crystals shaped via biomineralization, this e-book establishes the atomic strategies at the back of crystal development.

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In contrast to solid state crystallization, crystallization from vapor, solution, and melt phases, which correspond to ambient phases having random structures, may be further classified into condensed and dilute phases. Vapor and solution phases are dilute phases, in which the condensation process of mass transfer plays an essential role in crystal growth. In the condensed melt phase, however, heat transfer plays the essential role. In addition to heat and mass transfer, an additional factor, solute–solvent interaction, should be taken into account.

The transition point that exists in going from a smooth to a rough interface as the temperature increases is called a roughening transition. The existence of roughening transitions has been demonstrated by computer simulation. A roughening transition resulting from increasing driving force is called a kinetic roughening transition. 14). The earliest theoretical predictions on the state of interfaces were made by Burton, Cabrera, and Frank [11], who demonstrated that the interface would, in most cases, be rough at the growth temperature for metal crystals.

31 32 Crystal growth a growing crystal, the thickness of the diffusion boundary layer, the Berg effect, and how the solute component is supplied will be affected depending on the flow rate of the laminar flow or the nature of the turbulent flow, all of which influence the growth rate, perfection, and morphology of the crystal. 6 Nucleation The processes of crystal growth are divided into the following three stages. (1) (2) (3) A driving force is applied, which causes the process to proceed by the formation of a supersaturated or supercooled state.

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